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How to turn .bin to .rom?

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ok if i get a gpu bios off of techpowerup it comes as a .bin file. Do i have to turn that to a .rom file first or can i flash it as a .bin file? i always did files like this for example. (nvflash -4 -5 -6 GTX470.ROM). So ive never did a .bin file? Can someone explain?
post #2 of 9
It's just the file extension, both of the files contain the same programming code so no worries
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Originally Posted by savagebunny;12923349 
It's just the file extension, both of the files contain the same programming code so no worries

so when i flash do i type GTX470.bin or .rom?
post #4 of 9
Rename the file itself from ***.bin to ***.rom.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;12923379 
Rename the file itself from ***.bin to ***.rom.

when i do that it gives me a warning saying that it may become a unsuable file and i dont really feel like blind flashing my card today biggrin.gif
post #6 of 9
It's exactly what savagebunny said. The file itself contains the BIOS, and the file extension doesn't matter at all. You can safely rename the BIOS to .bin and .rom or .rar, even. Whatever you want it to be, and it'll still flash successfully and safely. smile.gif
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post #7 of 9
Yes, it's OK just to change the extension. Also a good idea to use nibitor to check the file integrity, the last time I tried to DL a gpu bios from techpowerup I think I had to get 5 or 6 before I found one that wasn't corrupt.
    
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Just change the bloody extension... They are the exact same files.
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exactly
just did it 5 minutes ago to my card and everything worked
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